Terri LeGrand grew up in a small, mountain town. She moved to Winston-Salem to attend law school at Wake Forest, and initially put her law degree to work advocating for women, children and families. She spent several years working directly with at-risk youth while living in a group home for teenage boys. Since 2005 she has worked at Wake Forest University to ensure students have the resources they need to pursue their dreams of higher education.
LeGrand has been active in serving her community for the past 18 years. She co-founded the Piedmont Earth Day Fair and subsequently Piedmont Environmental Alliance, a non-profit organization that is building a healthier, more economically vibrant and environmentally sustainable community. She served as PTA president for two years at Paisley IB Magnet School, a Title I school in Winston-Salem. She has worked for a just and equitable community through her service on the Board of Forsyth Futures, as a member of the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way, and as a community volunteer.